WindCraft: Music for Bassoon and Flute

Sunday March 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Matt McDonald  bassoon
Rebecca Gilbert  flute
Daniel Pesca  piano and composer
Melissa Matson  viola

music of Piazzolla and Chick Corea for flute, bassoon, and piano
Michal Spisak: Duetto Concertante for viola and bassoon (1949)
Beethoven: Trio for Flute, Bassoon, and Piano, WoO 37
Daniel Pesca: WORLD PREMIRE:Trio for Flute, Viola, and Bassoon (2015)
Presenting the Art and Craft of great wind playing, featuring the RPO principal bassoonist Matt McDonald and principal flutist Rebecca Gilbert!
Brilliance, glamour, sensitivity, and bravura are in abundance as these premiere artists blend colors and textures with the help of Daniel Pesca (ESM grad student in piano and composition) and Melissa Matson (RPO principal violist).

One of Beethoven's early works - his "work without opus" 37 Trio for flute, bassoon, and piano - is juxtaposed with the most recent composition by Matt McDonald's good friend Daniel Pesca. This Trio for Flute, Viola, and Bassoon was commissioned by First Muse - be the first to hear it! There will also be works for solo flute and solo bassoon, and two works with piano: Astor Piazzolla's tango "Otono Porteno" and a short trio by the jazz great Chick Corea. The intriguing combination of viola and bassoon will be showcased in Polish composer Michal Spisak's Duetto Concertante.

$10 general / $5 student / $20 family maximum

First Unitarian Church - 220 Winton Road South - Rochester NY 14610

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